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Definition25-OH vitamin DA blood test to check vitamin D levels.
DefinitionSix-minute walk test (6MWT)Assesses how far a person can walk over a 6-minute period, which is a standard measurement of mobility.
DefinitionAlbuminuria and/or proteinuriaUrine tests to look for protein.
DefinitionAntibody testingDetermines whether the body is recognizing enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) as a potential threat, like it would for bacteria or other pathogens.
DefinitionAudiometryTests to check hearing.
DefinitionAutonomic symptom evaluationAn assessment done by a blood pressure test to check for low blood pressure. Blood pressure is checked while lying down and while standing.
DefinitionBlood pressureA measurement to check the pressure with which blood is pumped through blood vessels, using a blood pressure monitor.
DefinitionBrain MRIA magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test that creates images of the brain.
DefinitionBrain natriuretic peptideA blood test to check levels of certain proteins for heart health.
DefinitionCardiac MRI with gadoliniumA magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test that scans the heart and forms an image. Gadolinium is added to the test to enhance the image. (Note: Consult with your healthcare provider about the use of gadolinium if you have signs, symptoms, or a past history of chronic kidney disease.)
DefinitionCreatine Kinase (CK)A test used to evaluate muscle damage.
DefinitionCT imagingA computed tomography (CT) scan that forms images of the inside of the body.
DefinitionCold and heat intolerance, vibration testMeasurements to check the body’s response to cold, heat, and vibrations.
DefinitionDiaphragmAn important muscle that helps move air in and out of the lungs.
DefinitionDynamometerA device that measures the force of muscular contraction in order to test strength.
DefinitionElectrocardiography (ECG) and echocardiographyElectrocardiography (ECG) records the electrical activity of the heart, while echocardiography is an ultrasound of the heart.
DefinitionEndoscopic or radiographic evaluationLooks at the intestines using an endoscope (a tube with a light and a camera on the end) or via imaging like an x-ray.
DefinitionForced Vital Capacity (FVC)A test that measures the amount of air a person can exhale after taking a deep breath, which is a standard measurement of breathing function.
DefinitionGenetic testA saliva or blood test to determine the exact GLA variant (mutation).
DefinitionHeart rhythm analysisTests to monitor the pace of each heartbeat.
DefinitionHEX4A marker of glycogen accumulation in cells that can easily be measured in urine samples.
Definition48-hour Holter monitoringA portable device to monitor the heart for 24 to 48 hours.
DefinitionKidney biopsyUsing a needle, a doctor takes a tiny piece of the kidney to look at under a microscope.
DefinitionLiver enzyme testingBlood tests used to measure levels of proteins produced in the liver. Irregular values may be found in some people with Pompe.
DefinitionMeasured GFRGlomerular filtration rate (GFR). A calculation based on a blood test to see how well the kidneys are working.
DefinitionMental health evaluationTests that monitor for feelings of guilt, apprehension, depression, isolation, anxiety, and even fear.
DefinitionMetabolic panelA test that measures different substances in the blood, providing information about the body’s chemical balance and metabolism. Glucose, a type of sugar, is measured, and it may be lower in people with Pompe.
DefinitionMuscle ultrasoundAn imaging technique that can detect muscle loss. It uses sound waves to produce pictures of muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and joints throughout the body.
DefinitionNatural remediesAny attempt to treat or manage an illness with home methods, supplements, or plant-based medicines.
DefinitionOphthalmological screeningTests to assess eye health.
DefinitionOsteoporosisA health condition that causes weakened, fragile bones.
DefinitionPain evaluation and historyAn assessment of the type of pain you feel, how severe it is, and how it impacts you.
DefinitionProgressive diseaseA disease that tends to get worse over time.
DefinitionScoliosisAn abnormally curved spine.
DefinitionSkin biopsyUsing a special tool, a doctor takes a tiny piece of the skin to look at under a microscope.
DefinitionSleep apneaA sleep disorder in which breathing stops and starts during sleep.
DefinitionSpirometry (breathing test)A test that uses a machine that you breathe into. It measures how well the lungs are working.
DefinitionVertigoThe feeling of being off-balance or spinning.